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Since the nonet form looks like a funnel, I decided to do a poem inspired by the Edgar Allen Poe story Descent Into the Maelstrom.
The maelstrom keeps pulling me inwards,
Whirlpool's spinning slowly downwards.
My strength is waning quickly;
Hope’s waning silently.
Perceive no rescue;
No help’s in view.
Life I'll misss.
Abyss;
Void

Copyright © | Year Posted 2014




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Date: 6/10/2014 5:34:00 PM
:) anytime
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Date: 6/9/2014 9:41:00 AM
wonderful win...PD
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Date: 6/9/2014 5:45:00 PM
Thanks Linda
Date: 6/8/2014 11:56:00 PM
Congratulations on your win ! :) Wishes---
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Date: 6/9/2014 5:45:00 PM
Thanks for commenting
Date: 6/5/2014 10:51:00 PM
Congratulations on a fine win with this perfect Nonet, Mark
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Date: 6/9/2014 5:46:00 PM
Thanks for the compliment.
Date: 6/5/2014 9:42:00 PM
very good nonet, Mark. Congrats for your win.
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Date: 6/9/2014 5:46:00 PM
Thanks for commenting.
Date: 6/5/2014 2:44:00 PM
Great write and win Mark .....Congrats
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Mark J. Halliday
Date: 6/9/2014 5:44:00 PM
Thanks. It was fun writing it.
Date: 6/5/2014 9:50:00 AM
This creates a sense of helplessness, and resignation........ that isn't easy in such a brief poem. ! Well done!
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Date: 6/5/2014 1:37:00 PM
Thanks. Congrat's on yours too.
Date: 6/5/2014 8:49:00 AM
Expressive n impressive Mark ! Congrats on win !
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Date: 6/9/2014 5:46:00 PM
Thanks Doc.
Date: 6/5/2014 8:25:00 AM
Nicely done Mark, I also like how you got the shape perfect. I also enjoyed the feel of the piece.
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Date: 6/9/2014 5:47:00 PM
Thanks. The shape was a little tricky. Had to use some alternates to get it that way.
Date: 6/5/2014 6:59:00 AM
Congratulations, Mark on a great win!
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Date: 6/9/2014 5:48:00 PM
Thanks. Fun doing it. That Poe stuck in my mind for a long time.
Date: 6/5/2014 6:41:00 AM
Congrats on you win, Mark!!... I was sure I would see this one on the winners list!!... Arlene..
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Mark J. Halliday
Date: 6/9/2014 5:47:00 PM
Thanks. I hoped this one would get on it too.
Date: 6/5/2014 3:44:00 AM
Stopping back with congratulations... Tim
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Mark J. Halliday
Date: 6/9/2014 5:48:00 PM
Thanks Tim
Date: 5/30/2014 5:42:00 PM
Wow! impressive! :)
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Mark J. Halliday
Date: 5/30/2014 7:05:00 PM
Thanks. Glad you liked it.
Date: 5/30/2014 5:12:00 PM
A wonderful nonet Mark...a sure winner
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Mark J. Halliday
Date: 5/30/2014 7:06:00 PM
Thanks. Maybe I'll get luckier and score higher than 3rd place this one.
Date: 5/30/2014 2:42:00 PM
Wow! Mark.. How try poets tell such stories in so few words baffles me... Fabulous right... A fan... Arlene...
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Mark J. Halliday
Date: 5/30/2014 7:05:00 PM
Glad you liked it. The shape suggested the topic.
Date: 5/30/2014 1:43:00 PM
Nice flow and ending. Well done.
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Date: 5/30/2014 1:54:00 PM
Thanks. That funnel shape naturally suggested the topic.